Following iOS 11.2.2, developers from Cupertino released an updated build of macOS 10.13.2, fixing a critical Specter vulnerability found in Intel processors. Its existence became known last week from the official statement of the chipset manufacturer.
In simple terms, Specter's processor vulnerability disrupts application isolation and allows attackers to get data from the rest of the software installed on vulnerable devices. According to official data, the vulnerability has no hardware removal methods.
Earlier it was reported that in the previous assembly of macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 Apple had already fixed another vulnerability – Meltdown. It uses the implementation error of speculative execution of commands, because of which the processor allows attackers to access the kernel memory of the operating system.